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As Ohio Legislator Proposes Anti-Trans Bill, NCAA Says It Will Withhold Events From States That Discriminate

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click to enlarge Erik Drost/FlickrCC Some major NCAA events are slated to be held in Cleveland in the coming years In an apparent warning to Ohio and other states considering anti-transgender legislation, the NCAA said it will only stage events in places where transgender student-athletes won’t face discrimination. “The NCAA......

EU proposes six-month tariff freeze with United States – Der Spiegel

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FILE PHOTO: European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, in this file picture taken October 28, 2015. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo BERLIN (Reuters) – The European Union has suggested that it and the United States suspend tariffs imposed on billions of dollars of imports for six......

Kansas senator proposes legislation to limit placement of wind turbines

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Kansas state Sen. Mike Thompson is proposing legislation that would limit the placement of wind turbines in rural areas. Thompson, chairman of the State Senate Utilities Committee, fears that improper placement could cause property values to fall and impose......

Consumer protection group proposes rule to prevent foreclosures until 2022

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed a rule Monday to prevent a wave of foreclosures this fall, when certain Covid-era protections for homeowners are set to expire. The proposal, which would need final approval, generally prohibits mortgage servicers from initiating foreclosure proceedings against delinquent borrowers until after Dec. 31, 2021.......

Afghan leader proposes peace road map in three phases-document

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KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will put forward a three-phase peace roadmap for Afghanistan during a proposed meeting in Turkey, seeking an agreement with the Taliban and a ceasefire before elections, a document seen by Reuters shows. FILE PHOTO: Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani gestures during celebrations to mark......

EU watchdog proposes stronger money market defences to shocks

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LONDON, March 26 (Reuters) – The European Union’s securities watchdog proposed reforms to bolster the resilience of money market funds to shocks after stresses emerged in turmoil that followed coronavirus economic lockdowns a year ago. “A number of EU money market funds faced significant liquidity issues during March 2020, a......

“It is easier to buy a gun here than it is to vote”: Georgia State Senator Michelle Au proposes gun control measure amid wave of violence against Asian Americans

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here “It is easier to buy a gun here than it is to vote”: Georgia State Senator Michelle Au proposes gun control measure amid wave of violence against Asian Americans – CBS News Watch CBSN Live On Friday President Biden......

Suez proposes Veolia to negotiate on basis of a Ardian-GIP offer

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PARIS (Reuters) – French waste and water management company Suez has proposed its rival Veolia to negotiate on the basis of a firm offer by investment firms Ardian and Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), the companies said on Sunday. Adrian and GIP’s offer of 11.9 billion euros ($14.16 billion) is equivalent......

DeSantis proposes $1,000 bonus for Florida first responders

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Cameron Jenkins Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisFox News’s Dean says ‘View’ won’t book her over Cuomo criticism Top 5 Republican presidential contenders, and 2 on the way out Top Florida Dem says DeSantis is letting his ‘white wealthy donors’ skip......

Democratic lawmaker proposes a national online privacy standard as states move forward with their own laws

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash. San Francisco Chronicle/Hearst Newspapers via Getty Images | Hearst Newspapers | Getty Images As states move forward with their own digital privacy laws in the absence of federal regulation, Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., is reintroducing a......

Blinken Proposes a Foreign Policy Not ‘Disconnected From Our Daily Lives’

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WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken used his first major address on Wednesday to rally a domestic constituency for President Biden’s foreign policy at a time when Americans are focused on the coronavirus pandemic, the economy and other problems at home. The 28-minute speech, delivered to a mostly......

Elizabeth Warren proposes wealth tax on ‘ultra-millionaires’

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal and Pennsylvania Rep. Brendan Boyle want the ultra-wealthy to pay for it. The three Democrats unveiled the Ultra-Millionaire Tax Act on Monday morning. It would levy a 2% annual tax on......

Trump proposes new voting limits, rails against “monster” voting rights bill

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Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, U.S. February 28, 2021. REUTERS/Octavio Jones WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday laid out a variety of election proposals, such as limiting absentee voting and days when Americans can vote, in......

U.S. post-trade group proposes shortening stock settlement cycle

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FILE PHOTO: Traders wearing masks work,on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo NEW YORK (Reuters) – The main processor for U.S. stock trades said on Wednesday it supports an effort to shorten the settlement cycle for securities......

EU Commission proposes lower wholesale roaming price caps

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission on Wednesday proposed further cuts to wholesale roaming tariffs paid by telecoms operators to their counterparts, plus a 10-year extension to rules which ended retail mobile roaming charges across the bloc four years ago. FILE PHOTO: European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission......

Covid vaccines: Macron proposes sending 4-5% of doses to poorer nations

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“We’re not talking about billions of doses immediately, or billions and billions of euros,” Mr Macron told the FT. “It’s about much more rapidly allocating 4-5% of the doses we have.”It won’t change our vaccination campaigns, but each country should set aside a small number of the doses it has......

Uber proposes California-style gig work reforms in Europe

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi speaks at a product launch event in San Francisco, California on September 26, 2019. Philip Pacheco | AFP via Getty Images LONDON — Uber called on the European Union to introduce a framework for gig economy......

China proposes tougher anti-trust rules for non-bank payment industry

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s central bank proposed stepping up anti-trust measures to rein in payment firms such as Ant Group’s Alipay and Tencent’s WeChat Pay, which dominate the non-bank payment industry. Under draft rules proposed on Wednesday, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) can advise the state council’s antitrust committee......

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